Maureen Hoyler has served as the President of the Council for Opportunity in Education since 2013. The Council is a nonprofit organization that advocates for low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities who aspire to enter and graduate from college. The Council also provides professional development, program improvement services and research for the educators and institutions that serve these young people and adults through its Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education.
Ms. Hoyler began her career at the Educational Opportunity Program at Marquette University as an assistant to the then Director, Dr. Arnold Mitchem, the founding President of COE. Ms. Hoyler moved to Washington in 1981 to establish the Council’s office. Prior to becoming President, as the organization’s Chief Operating Officer, she played an integral role in the growth of the organization. She received her B.A. and her law degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.